Littlejohns Buy Three Theatres for $25,000 Cash
Star, Lyric and Rains Houses Involved in Big Business Deal; New Owners Take Charge Jan. 1
Price News Advocate, 30 December 1926, page 1
Consummation of a theatre deal which involved the purchase of the Star and Lyric theatres by Mr. and Mrs. William Littlejohn of this city, was announced this week, and the new owners will take possession of the property on January 1, 1927.
The furniture, fixtures, equipment and good will of the Star theatre were purchased from the Georgedes brothers and Nick Zakis. The Lyric theatre was owned and operated by the Salavurakis brothers. The entire deal involved a cash consideration of about $25,000. Both buildings are rented on long term leases.
N. Allermand, manager of the Star theatre for about two years, and who has recently been connected with the Lyric in the same capacity, has been employed by the Littlejohns to manage both houses. Mrs. Littlejohn will also take an active part in the business, while Mr. Littlejohn will give it what attention he can spare outside his other interests with some coal companies in Carbon county.
In announcing the future policy of the business, the management expresses a desire to give the public the best that can be obtained in the way of pictures and vaudeville. Price will remain the same and present arrangements for pictures and vaudeville will be continued, with the vaudeville acts scheduled for every Friday and Saturday at the Star.
The people generally, both in Price and throughout the country have been liberal in expressing their good wishes for success to the new owners.